Broxton Gates Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places on paddock bend)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 56.10s
- Off time: 15:05:22
|1st||10 Polo Springs||7/1|
|3rd||1 Grand March||2¼||4/1|
Grand March 34
|5||166 11-12||K C Bailey||E Cookson (5)||100||4/1|
Right To Rule (IRE) 28
|5||165 11-11 b||D McCain Jnr||A P Lane||99||8/1|
Fiddleesticks (IRE) 41
|6||162 11-8 t||W Kinsey||Harry Challoner (3)||96||10/3f|
Carpies Boy 24
|5||161 11-7 t||W Greatrex||W Featherstone (10)||95||16/1|
Lucky Prince 102
|7||159 11-5||B Eckley||Gary Derwin (7)||93||20/1|
Siksika (IRE) 20
|6||156 11-2 b1||D Skelton||Ian Popham||90||12/1|
Vintage Vixon (IRE) 139
|7||156 11-2||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne||90||16/1|
|7||151 10-11 pt||Miss C Dyson||A Tinkler||85||5/1|
Ruby Valentine (FR) 21
|11||142 10-2||A J Wilson||Paul Moloney||76||12/1|
Polo Springs 21
|7||141 10-1 t||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||75||7/1|
Signed Request (IRE)
||6||11-5||Henry Oliver||H Oliver||7/2|
Right To Rule ran his best race for some time when third at Newcastle four weeks ago and has a chance on that form. Blinkers would have to bring about a lot of improvement in Siksika but Icanmotor was only beaten a neck at Uttoxeter last month and Ruby Valentine likes it here. But she was well behind POLO SPRINGS at Stratford and Graeme McPherson's grey could hold on to go one better in this.
Polo Springs 25-1 (9-11) Led, mistake 2 out, ridden and headed when not fluent last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Watt Broderick (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Fiddleesticks (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up in touch in last trio, not fluent 5th, headway next, ridden after 3 out, not fluent next, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 22l behind Forward Flight (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Grand March 7-1 (11-6) Led, not fluent 1st or 3rd, headed 5th, no extra 2 out, 3rd of 11, 21l behind Good of Luck (10-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Icanmotor 8-1 (10-6) Held up behind, headway on inside after 4 out, went 3rd after next, ridden and stayed on to challenge last, led narrowly flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Silver Dragon (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Vintage Vixon (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Behind, struggling 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Monderon (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 12 ran.
Lucky Prince 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced and wide on bend before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, 47l behind Come On Annie (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Right To Rule (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Led, headed before last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Some Lad (10-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Ruby Valentine (FR) 8-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before next, 6th of 12, 24l behind Watt Broderick (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Carpies Boy 100-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 17, 35l behind Ulzana's Raid (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Siksika (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, outpaced 7th, well beaten next, 8th of 13, well behind Jack Albert (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.